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Lottie Sharland22 Jan 2019
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Salary Survey 2018

Welcome to our 2018 Salary Survey, an overview of the average salaries for roles we placed in 2018. These figures are taken from jobs we placed in both creative and corporate industries and large and small sized companies. Should you have any questions or want to discuss your hiring process we’re always here to help and are more than happy to offer confidential guidance and advice. Send us an email on enquiries@andersonhoare.co.uk or give one of our consultants a ring today on 02078248821.


2018 saw a positive increase in salaries across all industries, with both start-ups and established businesses prepared to pay more for good quality candidates. This correlates with a trend towards retention, we noted that hirers are taking more time over the recruitment process and introducing additional benefits, for example, agile working, options for flexitime and health benefits aimed at general wellbeing etc.

As has been the trend over the past few years, temp wages did not rise at the same rate as permanent salaries. This is something we’re working to change. We believe temporary hourly rates need be just as competitive as permanent salaries to ensure the attraction and retention of high-quality temps. Particularly as we predict temp numbers to be a growth area in 2019.

Despite the political conditions in 2018, the market was even more buoyant and it wasn’t unusual for our candidates to be offered more than one placement, meaning it’s now even more important than ever for clients to be ready to hire, with all contracts drawn up at the beginning of the recruitment process.

Looking towards 2019, January has started well with a healthy, balanced flow of available candidates and roles to fill. The temp desk, in particular, has been extremely busy and we’re expecting this to only increase this year. We’re closely monitoring the situation where overseas candidates are concerned and will be updating our blog with any news or information regarding visas.

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